Northrop at the University of Minnesota to Welcome Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Northrop at the University of Minnesota is presenting the return of fan-favorite Hubbard Street Dance Chicago on Sat, Jan 30 at 8:00 pm with a stunning contemporary repertory program including works by Crystal Pite, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, and Alejandro Cerrudo.

Northrop Presents
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Sat, Jan 30, 8:00 pm
Carlson Family Stage

Solo Echo
N.N.N.N.
Excerpt from Second to Last
Gnawa

Two years ago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago captivated audiences when they first appeared in Minnesota with a signature repertory program. This January they will return again with brilliant works by some of today's most in-demand contemporary choreographers. Hubbard Street is one of the Midwest's contemporary dance leaders, and one of few American companies to perform year-round. Throughout its history, the company has commissioned and presented more than 200 works by some of the world's leading choreographers.

Opening the program will be choreographer Crystal Pite's Solo Echo, featuring seven dancers representing unique facets of an "everyman" character at the end of his life, coming to terms with himself. Hubbard Street is the first U.S. dance company to perform the piece, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater. Solo Echo's contemporary physicality is sensitively set to classical music by Johannes Brahms for cello and piano, and presents an emotional story of loss, acceptance, and love inspired by poet Mark Strand's "Lines for Winter."

William Forsythe's quartet, N.N.N.N. is accompanied only by the grunts, slaps, and gasps made by the dancers, with faint sound effects by Thom Willems providing an enigmatic atmosphere. The piece represents "a mind in four parts, writing out a text of the voice of the body,"explains Forsythe, who oversaw its restaging by Hubbard Street, again the first U.S. dance company to acquire the work.

Closing the program are two works by two acclaimed Spanish choreographers: Alejandro Cerrudo's fluid and touching Second to Last and Nacho Duato's haunting, sensual Gnawa. Created by Duato exclusively for Hubbard Street's dancers, Gnawa is a vision of mysterious beauty and otherworldly elegance transporting the audience to the Mediterranean with Sufi-influenced Moroccan songs, Spanish guitar, and North African drumming.

TICKETS
Single tickets: $64, $54, $44.

Season packages: Offer deeper discounts, best seats, and subscriber perks. More information and ordering is available here or by calling 612-624-2345.

Group sales: Groups of 10+ save 15% off original ticket prices or 25% off for schools and educational groups. To purchase group sales tickets, email nropgrps@umn.edu or call Bridget Reddan at 612-625-1578.

Discounted Rush Tickets
$10 for U of M Students
$20 for U of M Staff/Faculty
$20 General Student/Educators

Rush tickets can be purchased online, over the phone, or in person at the Northrop box offices beginning at 10:00 am the day of the performance. Receive two discounted tickets per qualifying person with appropriate I.D. Rush tickets are based on availability.

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